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Saturday, 31 May 2014

HOW TO TELL PEOPLE TO SHUT UP/BE QUIET IN 6 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES


Again, different ways of telling people to be quiet or shut up in six different languages.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

JAPAN'S POP CULTURE CONQUERS CORUÑA


[Photo: "La Voz de Galicia". Photographer: Marcos Míguez]

What a surprise to see three of my students in the local newspaper today! They were visiting Expotaku, an exhibition to celebrate Japanese pop culture, which is being held at Expocoruña this weekend. Manga fever has reached Coruña once again and otaku fans have gathered to live their passion. They seemed to be having a good time...!

WORLDWIDE EATING SOUNDS


Yet again another chart in the series of worldwide onomatopoeias, today how the sound of eating is referred to in different languages.

Friday, 23 May 2014

RAFAEL DIESTE'S 2nd BAC CLASS 2014


Tonight we say goodbye to this year's 2nd BAC groups with their graduation party at the neighbouring Andres Gaos Auditorium. As usual, the best of luck to them all in their future!

Here's a video of some of this year's 2nd BAC students performing during their farewell party.
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Saturday, 17 May 2014

WORLDWIDE KISSING SOUND


Another curious chart of how the sound of kissing is named in different languages.

Friday, 16 May 2014

REPORTED SPEECH BASICS


Today basic information on the Reported Speech by charts:









But there are more verbs than SAY or TELL to introduce the Reported Speech. Here's a chart with more introductory verbs and the structure they have to report speech. Each introductory verb has a meaning. In Spanish, we also use different introductory verbs depending on their meaning, instead of reporting the exact words.

REMEMBER:
SAY something (TO somebody) - You use say when the importance is only on what is said and not to whom.
TELL somebody something - You use tell when it's important to know whom you said it to.

- QUESTIONS IN THE REPORTED SPEECH:

Monday, 12 May 2014

WRITING: A (FILM) REVIEW


Here's a sample of a film review. Check the writing tips to help you.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

THE BEST OF EUROVISION 2014


Here are the two best songs, in my opinion, from this year's Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen (Denmark) last night, the songs ended up within the top three: 
-The Common Linnets representing The Netherlands with the song "CALM AFTER THE STORM" ending up at nº2,  and, 
- Sanna Nielsen representing Sweden with "UNDO", ending up at nº3.

The Common Linnets is a Dutch duo formed for the Eurovision 2014 made up of two individual artists Ilse DeLange and Waylon.





29-year-old singer Sanna Nielsen represented Sweden in the 2014 Eurovision song contest
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Saturday, 10 May 2014

WORLDWIDE SNEEZING


Continuing with the series of post devoyed to onomatopoeias from different languages, here's a curious chart to see how sneezing is called in ten different languages.

Monday, 5 May 2014

THE PASSIVE: BASIC INFORMATION

Here's a post with basic information about the Passive Voice. You can link to previous posts on the passive in this blog HERE, where you can watch some video-lessons and links to exercises





Saturday, 3 May 2014

THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST ANIMALS

WHICH ARE THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST ANIMALS?

DID YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE THE RESULT?

Friday, 2 May 2014

IF vs WHEN / AS SOON AS


Here's a mind-map for you to distinguish the difference between:
IF = there are 2 options to happen
WHEN = one thing happens after that period of time
AS SOON AS = immediately after, something happens

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